Smoothies and Popsicles

The whole fruit provides the most nutrition and can be delicious if all of it is used. If a high-powered blender is available, use the entire fruit; with seeds and skins.. Otherwise, use the pulp mixture that has been cooked and run it through a food mill  Popsicles can just be frozen smoothies, so the recipes below can be used for either liquid or frozen treats! Add all of the ingredients to the blender, mix, and enjoy!

Summer Smiles
1 quart of muscadine grapes
1 pint of North Carolina blackberries
2 North Carolina peeled peaches
1 peeled banana

Awesome Sauce
1 quart of muscadine grapes
3 sliced apples
2 celery stalks
1 cup of plain yogurt
Honey to taste

Happy Dance
1 quart of muscadine grapes
1 cup chopped melon
14 cup mint leaves
Lime juice to taste (1 to 3 tablespoons)
Honey to taste


Source: Muscadine Grape Family Activity Guide, published by NC State University, with support from the NC Muscadine Grape Association